The Russell Sage College Health Alliance Agreement is designed to assist not-for-profit organizations with employee recruitment, retention, and ongoing professional resources and training. Sage is a partner in making the best use of tuition assistance funds provided by your agency. Sage supports the efforts of health systems to attract and retain highly-qualified health service professionals. If your employer is a partner with Sage, you’ll get a 10% tuition discount.

The Health Alliance discount applies only to Evening, Weekend and Online and graduate students—not undergraduate or doctoral students.

In order to qualify for the Health Alliance discount and deferment a student must:

  • Be a matriculated student in an approved program and in good academic standing.
  • Complete the Health Alliance Agreement Form and submit it to The Office of Student Accounts prior to the end of the add/drop period of the semester in which they want to utilize the discount and deferment.
  • Students utilizing the Health Alliance are still required to pay enrollment and/or registration deposits in accordance to college policy.
  • The Health Alliance Agreement Form needs to be completed for each semester the student enrolls.
  • Once the Health Alliance Agreement Form is on file, the student account is coded so that there are no late fees assessed on the student’s account.
  • Students will receive monthly email notifications that their statement of account is available.
  • The Health Alliance Agreement Form allows the student to defer payment of their outstanding charges until four weeks after the end of the semester in which the student was enrolled.
  • Students are responsible to make sure their account is paid within the allowed deferment period.
  • If the balance is not paid in full after the four-week deferment period, a Student Accounts hold will be placed on the student account, and a $50.00 late fee will be applied.  Future discounts and deferments will not be honored.

Programs Eligible for Health Alliance

Certificate Programs

  • Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Studies

Graduate Programs

Graduate Degrees

  • M.A. Community Psychology
  • M.A. Counseling & Community Psychology
  • M.B.A. Master of Business Administration
  • M.S. Health Services Administration
  • M.S. Forensic Mental Health
  • M.S. in Nursing
  • M.S. Organization Management
  • M.S. Nutrition

Graduate Certificates

  • Forensic Mental Health
  • Gerontology

Post-Master’s Certificates for Nurses

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric–Mental Health
  • Psychiatric–Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Active Health Alliance Member Organizations


518-244-2205 (Troy)
518-292-1788 (Albany)